Is mathematics a gateway to empathy?

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Is the study of mathematics really a gateway toward empathy? I’m not fully convinced by the argument presented by mathematician Roger Antonsen , but I like him for making it. We need all the empathy we can get in our world. Certainly, his mathematical visualizations do demonstrate the importance of mental flexibility and imagination in mathematics, and do stand metaphorically […]

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The evidence for mastery in maths is clear. Now we need to talk about how to embed it into UK schools.

I was thrilled to see the results of a new University of Oxford impact study today , highlighting and confirming my belief that OUP’s mastery in maths programme Inspire Maths  can make a very real positive impact on children’s maths abilities. I have seen first-hand the difference that mastery can make when visiting schools in Singapore . My Pals Are Here! – which Inspire Maths is based […]

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Conference Catch Up: Cassy Turner

‘The Singapore Approach: Raising the Bar in Mathematics’ was the theme explored at Oxford University Press’s International Maths Forum. In this session from the conference, internationally renowned expert Cassy Turner explores the practical considerations for senior leaders when implementing the Singapore Approach across a whole school. Browse our selection of free resources and videos from […]

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Short Summary Sheets

One of my Y13 students intends to resit Statistics 1 and Core 2 in summer this year, alongside Core 3, Core 4, and Mechanics 1.  I devised a 5 week plan to cover the entire course in an hour per week.  This centred on 5 one-page summary sheets for five broad areas.  For some reason […]

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